Food Meets Philanthropy to Raise Money for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Project HEAL

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September 16, 2015

BALTIMORE - In 2009, Jesse Norris, son of Bertha’s Mussels owner Andy Norris, was diagnosed with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, as well as attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Kennedy Krieger Institute has helped Jesse, now age nine, gain control of his seizures and behavioral challenges thanks to a variety of neurological and speech therapies. Kennedy Krieger’s Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a community based-program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) and the State’s only comprehensive medical-legal partnership, provided resources, referrals, and support to Andy and Jesse throughout their journey, motivating Andy to bring attention to Project HEAL’s work.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Kennedy Krieger and Bertha’s Mussels, in conjunction with Heavy Seas Ales and Baltimore Beer Week, will host Mussel Up for a Cause. The event, benefitting Project HEAL, will include a four-course prix fixe meal featuring items such as Cannon Fire Mussels - mussels sauteed with Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA, andouille sausage, crushed tomatoes and ancho chili powder. Each course will be paired with a beer from Heavy Seas Brewing Company. Guests will have the opportunity to win a gift basket featuring prizes that include a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery and a one night stay in Brooklyn, NY, as well as donations from Baltimore establishments.



Mussel Up for a Cause:
A Series of Fundraising Events to Benefit Kennedy Krieger’s Project HEAL



Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:30 PM



Bertha’s Mussels
734 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231



$70 per person

For more information call (410) 327-5797 or visit

Kennedy Krieger’s Project HEAL provides advocacy and legal services for patients at Kennedy Krieger with intellectual and developmental disabilities who come from low- and moderate-income families. Project HEAL attorneys collaborate with Kennedy Krieger health care professionals and trainees to ensure that patients receive the medical and legal care they need.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 20,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit


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